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OT - Fort Lauderdale Alcohol/Wine Questions

Discussion in 'Know Before You Go' started by Judi, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. Judi

    Judi Guest

    We come from Joisey, where supermarkets are not permitted to sell wine, beer or any other alcoholic beverage.

    What are the laws in Florida, specifically Fort Lauderdale? Is one place better than another as far as prices?

    Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!
     
  2. Einstein

    Einstein Guest

    Wine & Beer are sold the supermarkets as well as liquor stores. :thumb There is a supermarket as well as a liquor store within walking distance of the hotels near the port area to load up on the goodies. :thumb

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  3. Cruise cutie

    Cruise cutie Guest

    The Publix Grocery Market that is just down the road from the pier sells wine,soda , and beer,the prices were very reasonable!!!...Good Luck......:grin..:)..Joanne
     
  4. reese

    reese Guest

    Publix has all the wine you could whine about, also lots of olives for the Mal :grin
     
  5. CruiseDiva

    CruiseDiva Guest

    There is a great deli in Publix for sandwiches and snacks to take back to the hotel :)

    Not sure about Florida, but some states in the south don't allow alcohol sales on Sunday. The ones that do usually don't allow it to be sold before noon. At least that's the way it's been in the southern states we've lived in, but we all know Florida is 'different.' (No offense intended to Floridians!)
     
  6. reese

    reese Guest

    Good point Diva, here in NC you can't buy wine/beer before 8am on a weekday, I know, I've had to wait! LOL =twobeer
     
  7. Sea Turtle

    Sea Turtle Guest

    Florida allows liquor sales on Sunday. It's just the time that varies from county to county. Don't know the 'starting' time in FLL (Broward County); however, Hillsborough County (Home of the Port of Tampa) recently changed from 1pm to 11am. The trend for the past two years is for counties to change to the 11am selling hour.

    Pricing--Publix does have good pricing on beer and wine. And, Albertsons and ABC liquor stores also have good prices. All three of these stores are available in FLL.

    Judi, what part of the state is Hamilton? :cheers
     
  8. Mgram

    Mgram Guest

    Here is the Code for the sale of alcoholic beverages from the Broward County website. I think item (b) is what pertains to this situation.

    Sec. 3-1. Opening and closing hours of establishments selling alcoholic beverages.

    (a) The opening hours of all establishments selling alcoholic beverages and which lie outside of the boundaries of duly incorporated municipalities within Broward County and which meet all of the following requirements shall be 8:00 a.m. on weekdays and 12:00 noon on Sundays, and the closing hours for such establishments shall be 4:00 a.m. every day:

    (1) Intoxicating beverage is served, sold, given away or consumed on the premises, and

    (2) Said establishment has a floor area of two thousand (2,000) square feet or more.

    (b) The opening hours of all establishments selling alcoholic beverages and which lie outside of the boundaries of duly incorporated municipalities within Broward County and which do not meet all of the above listed requirements shall be 8:00 a.m. on weekdays and 12:00 noon on Sundays, and the closing hours for such establishments shall be 2:00 a.m. on weekdays and 3:00 a.m. on Sundays.

    (c) Violation of this section shall be prosecuted in the same manner as misdemeanors are prosecuted. Such violations shall be prosecuted in the name of the state in a court having jurisdiction of misdemeanors by the prosecuting attorney thereof, and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed sixty (60) days or by both such fine and imprisonment.

    (Res. of 11-24-53; Ord. No. 80-28, § 1, 4-16-80; Ord. No. 89-15, § 1, 5-9-89)
     
  9. Judi

    Judi Guest

    Thanks, everyone. This helps a lot.

    Sea Turtle, Hamilton is a suburb of Trenton.
     
  10. bo1953

    bo1953 New Member

    Any updates to this available? We depart 10 Dec 14 and want to bring some wine aboard RCCL.

    TIA bo1953
     
  11. bob

    bob Chief Engineer Staff Member

    no problem
     

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